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Monday, November 5, 2012

Guardian of the Night by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Guardian of the Night by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (280 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

The Guardian. An immortal with incredible strength, created centuries ago to protect the purity of the vampire bloodline and fight those who would abuse its power.

As one of the seven Blood Knights, Mason LanVal spent lifetimes honoring his vows without wavering. That all changed the night he found Faith.

Faith James will do anything to save her missing sister. Even if it means risking her own life. She sought Mason for help. Instead she found more questions, and the key to unlocking her own latent powers. She is a woman and a trueborn Lycan, so her pull on Mason is twice damned. Yet he can't tear himself away.

With just one kiss, the blood gift Mason gives Faith sets in motion an all-consuming desire that is forbidden to indulge, but impossible to ignore....

Tiny but strong and totally unshakeable.

I love a book that keeps me riveted to my seat. Guardian of the Night is one of those books. Ms Thomas-Sundstrom has created, in around three hundred pages, a great tale filled with intrigue, action and lots of romance. I identified with the characters and wanted to see them get their heart's desire as well as solve the mystery.

I liked Faith. She's on a mission and nothing will keep her from finding her sister--except Mason. Her determination is palpable. There's all kinds of things happening to her, including coming to terms with who she is, and there's a lot of soul searching. Same thing for Mason. The guy isn't supposed to be with her. She's Lycan and a woman. He's a vampire. In many books, this would just be written off as 'no they can't be together but they are'. Thomas-Sundstrom makes the characters suffer and really think about what they want. It's not a light, quick red, but certainly pulled me in. He doesn't want to taint the blood line, but he really, really wants her.

If you want a book that will not only entertain you, but will have you craving more, then this might be the book for you.